Most Popular Titles With Takashi Shimura


1. Seven Samurai (1954)

Unrated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 245,103 | Gross: $0.27M

2. Rashômon (1950)

Unrated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 111,220

3. Yojimbo (1961)

Unrated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 79,811

4. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 46,093 | Gross: $0.06M

5. Gojira (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 20,557 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Kagemusha (1980)

PG | 162 min | Drama, History, War

8.0
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken'ichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu

Votes: 25,060

7. The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara

Votes: 25,726

8. Throne of Blood (1957)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 34,382

9. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 5,688

10. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 19,753

11. Sanjuro (1962)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 22,042

12. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi, Akiko Wakabayashi

Votes: 3,490

13. Red Beard (1965)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama

8.3
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In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan

Votes: 12,163

14. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,966

15. Mothra (1961)

Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Shipwreck survivors are found on Beiru Island (Infanto tô), which was previously used for atomic tests. The interior is amazingly free of radiation effects, and they believe that they were ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Furankî Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyôko Kagawa, Yumi Itô

Votes: 2,424

16. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Approved | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 8,000

17. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 7,340

18. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 11,670

19. Chûshingura (1962)

207 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 1,620

20. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.0
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Director: Motoyoshi Oda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 3,459

21. The Idiot (1951)

166 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 3,500

22. Ikimono no kiroku (1955)

103 min | Drama

7.4
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An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 3,058

23. Godzilla (1977)

106 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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In 1977, the film was purchased and colorized by Luigi Cozzi in a terrible way of a old negative print. When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off... See full summary »

Directors: Luigi Cozzi, Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Akihiko Hirata, Momoko Kôchi, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 198

24. Sanshiro Sugata (1943)

79 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata

Votes: 3,269

25. Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 1,353

26. Scandal (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shirley Yamaguchi, Yôko Katsuragi, Noriko Sengoku

Votes: 2,557

27. Waga seishun ni kuinashi (1946)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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The daughter of a politically disgraced university professor struggles to find a place for herself in love and life, in the uncertain world of Japan leading into WWII.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 2,125

28. The Quiet Duel (1949)

95 min | Drama

7.5
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A surgeon gets syphilis from a patient when he cuts himself during an operation. The doctor's life is destroyed, but unlike the patient, he doesn't destroy others along with him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Miki Sanjô, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 2,100

29. Ichiban utsukushiku (1944)

85 min | Drama

5.8
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During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai, Takako Irie

Votes: 1,220

30. Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Kei Yamamoto, Eiji Gô

Votes: 640

31. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.2
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 4,454

32. Samurai Assassin (1965)

122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 1,531

33. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 4,432

34. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)

59 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 2,537

35. The Mysterians (1957)

TV-Y7 | 85 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 1,015

36. Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (1967)

157 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Seiji Miyaguchi, Rokkô Toura, Chishû Ryû, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 503

37. Osaka Elegy (1936)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A young woman becomes a mistress of her boss in order to support her family.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Isuzu Yamada, Seiichi Takegawa, Chiyoko Ôkura, Shinpachirô Asaka

Votes: 1,468

38. Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (1974)

88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late.... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Toshio Kurosawa, Kaoru Yumi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 189

39. Gorath (1962)

83 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 433

40. Samurai Banners (1969)

165 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Yûjirô Ishihara

Votes: 513

41. Asu o tsukuru hitobito (1946)

82 min | Drama

6.6
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Two sisters, one a dancer and the other a script supervisor at a big movie studio, become embroiled in union activities when a strike is called in sympathy with striking railroad workers, ... See full summary »

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Sekigawa, Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Hideko Takamine, Kenji Susukida, Masayuki Mori

Votes: 118

42. The Lost World of Sinbad (1963)

96 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tadao Nakamaru, Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 183

43. Chûshingura (1958)

166 min | Drama

7.2
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Japan's timeless tale of honor and revenge, the Loyal 47 Ronin is the true story of group of samurai who became ronin (masterless samurai) after their Lord was forced to commit seppuku (... See full summary »

Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Shintarô Katsu, Kôji Tsuruta, Raizô Ichikawa

Votes: 156

44. Am I Trying (1969)

91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Sachiko Mitsumoto, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 237

45. Snow Trail (1947)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 197

46. Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

159 min | Action, Drama

7.7
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa | Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 284

47. Hawai Middowei daikaikûsen: Taiheiyô no arashi (1960)

118 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and is welcomed with pride in his ... See full summary »

Directors: Shûe Matsubayashi, Hugo Grimaldi | Stars: Yôsuke Natsuki, Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Makoto Satô

Votes: 97

48. Nippon tanjô (1959)

112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 162

49. Sword for Hire (1952)

135 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.4
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Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp. Hayatenosuke has left behind his lover, Kano. In the camp, Hayatenosuke is... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Rentarô Mikuni, Danshirô Ichikawa, Shirley Yamaguchi

Votes: 71

50. Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Zatoichi returns to his home village for the first time in over ten years to find much has changed and that corruption abounds.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Eiji Okada, Kei Satô

Votes: 584

51. Botan-dôrô (1968)

89 min | Horror

7.3
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On the night of the summer Obon festival, Hagiwara Shinzaburo meets a beautiful courtesan named Otsuyu. Not knowing she's a ghost, he becomes infaruated by her.

Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Kôjirô Hongô, Hajime Koshikawa, Kô Nishimura

Votes: 72

52. Afraid to Die (1960)

96 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Takeo is a young yakuza who renounces his former criminal activities after being released from prison. But sometimes escaping the past is not so easy.

Director: Yasuzô Masumura | Stars: Yukio Mishima, Ayako Wakao, Keizô Kawasaki, Eiji Funakoshi

Votes: 368

53. Sengoku gunto-den (1959)

115 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.2
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Lord Taro must deliver a money chest but is robbed by brigands led by Jibu. One of Jibu's men, Rokuro, steals the money from Jibu, but after meeting and befriending Taro, Rokuro decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kôji Tsuruta, Yôko Tsukasa, Misa Uehara

Votes: 46

54. Kato hayabusa sento-tai (1944)

110 min | Action, War

7.1
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Biographical movie about Colonel Kato, an officer serving with the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in Southeast Asia, he was highly respected by his pilots for his fairness and excellent flying ability.

Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Minoru Takada, Denjirô Ôkôchi, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 34

55. Kurobe no taiyo (1968)

196 min | Drama

6.8
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Osamu Takizawa, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 54

56. Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)

82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yuriko Hamada, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 108

57. Daredevil in the Castle (1961)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 85

58. Attack Squadron! (1963)

101 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air ... See full summary »

Director: Shûe Matsubayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama, Takashi Shimura, Yôsuke Natsuki

Votes: 49

59. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Shintarô Katsu, Kayo Mikimoto, Kyôsuke Machida, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 702

60. Tora-san's Love Call (1971)

113 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Junko Ikeuchi, Mari Okamoto

Votes: 46

61. Taiheiyô no washi (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 19

62. The Militarists (1970)

134 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Reporter Goro Arai covers the war for a Japanese newspaper. He follows the activities of Japan's top military leader, Hideki Tojo, and comes to view Tojo as a dangerous military tyrant. But... See full summary »

Director: Hiromichi Horikawa | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura

Votes: 13

63. Oshidori utagassen (1939)

69 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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Oharu is in love with ronin who lives next door, but he is being pursued by two of the town beauties. To make things even more difficult for Oharu, her father is obsessed with antiques, ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Takashi Shimura, Mitsuru Toyama

Votes: 104

64. Arakure (1957)

121 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman marries, gives birth to a stillborn child, and divorces, falls in love with a hotel-keeper, only to find herself subordinated to his drive for success, takes up with a tailor who cannot console himself with her strong personality.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Ken Uehara, Masayuki Mori, Daisuke Katô

Votes: 86

65. Kotan no kuchibue (1959)

126 min

7.0
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Ken Yamauchi, Yoshiko Kôda, Masayuki Mori, Akira Takarada

Votes: 48

66. Yottsu no koi no monogatari (1947)

112 min | Drama

6.6
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Directors: Kajirô Yamamoto, Kenta Yamazaki, Teinosuke Kinugasa, Mikio Naruse, Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yoshiko Kuga, Michiyo Kogure, Isao Numasaki

Votes: 26

67. Love and Faith (1978)

154 min | Drama

7.5
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Sen Rikyu is a ceremonial tea master who advises warlord Hideyoshi in sixteenth-century feudal Japan. His daughter, the beautiful Lady Ogin, has an unrequited love for Lord Ukon, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Ryôko Nakano, Kichiemon Nakamura, Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 23

68. Yoru no nagare (1960)

111 min | Drama

7.1
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Directors: Yûzô Kawashima, Mikio Naruse | Stars: Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada, Akira Takarada, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 45

69. Kujira gami (1962)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A fishing village is terrorized by a giant whale, and the fishermen are determined to kill it. A Japanese variation of the "Moby Dick" story.

Director: Tokuzô Tanaka | Stars: Kyôko Enami, Shiho Fujimura, Kôji Fujiyama, Kôjirô Hongô

Votes: 29

70. Haha (1958)

111 min

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Director: Shigeo Tanaka | Stars: Aiko Mimasu, Nobue Akitsuki, Tadashi Date, Keiko Fujita

71. Yuunagi (1957)

Drama

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Director: Shirô Toyoda | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ayako Wakao, Takashi Shimura, Ryô Ikebe

72. The Family (1974)

211 min | Drama

7.6
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Director: Satsuo Yamamoto | Stars: Shin Saburi, Yumeji Tsukioka, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Yamamoto

Votes: 30

73. Haru no mezame (1947)

89 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Tatsuya Ishiguro, Haruko Sugimura, Yoshiko Kuga, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 69

74. The Life of a Horsetrader (1951)

113 min

7.5
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This early gem starring the great Mifune Toshiba tells the tale of Katakana Yonetaro aka "The Shark," a rough-and-tumble horse trader in Japan's rugged northernmost territory of Hokkaddo.. ... See full summary »

Director: Keigo Kimura | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Takashi Shimura, Ichirô Sugai

Votes: 10

75. Zoku ningen kakumei (1976)

159 min

8.4
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Director: Toshio Masuda | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Teruhiko Aoi, Michiyo Aratama, Junko Natsu

Votes: 8

76. The Man Who Came to Port (1952)

88 min | Drama

7.8
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Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Hiroshi Koizumi, Asami Kuji

Votes: 8

77. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

7.5
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In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 23

78. Beyond Love and Hate (1951)

107 min | Drama

7.0
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A young man, convicted of a crime and imprisoned in the penitentiary, comes to believe that his wife is being unfaithful to him. He contrives his escape from the prison in order to seek her... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Mitsuko Mito, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 21

79. Muteki (1952)

99 min | Drama

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A Japanese woman, the mistress of an American, falls in love with her servant.

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Bob Booth, Takashi Shimura

80. Ten to sen (1958)

85 min | Mystery

7.5
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A senior detective is determined to find the truth behind an apparent double suicide.

Director: Tsuneo Kobayashi | Stars: Hiroshi Minami, Isao Yamagata, Mieko Takamine, Yoshi Katô

Votes: 20

81. The Last Embrace (1953)

87 min | Drama

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Yukiko Nogami is rescued during a mountain blizzard by handsome forester Shinkichi, and the two subsequently fall in love. But when Shinkichi dies in an avalanche, Yukiko leaves the ... See full summary »

Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Shirley Yamaguchi, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata

82. Akanishi Kakita (1936)

77 min

6.4
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Director: Mansaku Itami | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Shôsaku Sugiyama, Sôjin Kamiyama, Yôko Umemura

Votes: 58

83. Sarutobi Sasuke (1966)

84 min

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Director: Shigeyuki Yamane | Stars: Daijirô Harada, Kyôsuke Machida, Keiko Matsuzaka, Takashi Shimura

84. Talk of the Town Tora-san (1978)

104 min | Comedy

6.9
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Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Masami Shimojô, Chieko Misaki

Votes: 26

85. Aika (1951)

110 min

7.7
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Ken Uehara, Mieko Takamine, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 7

86. Dôran (1980)

150 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Director: Shirô Moritani | Stars: Ken Takakura, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Masakane Yonekura, Junko Sakurada

Votes: 17

87. Sararîman Chûshingura (1960)

100 min | Comedy

7.5
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Director: Toshio Sugie | Stars: Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Katô, Keiju Kobayashi, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 10

88. Ai to honoho to (1961)

99 min | Drama

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Director: Eizô Sugawa | Stars: Tatsuya Mihashi, Yôko Tsukasa, Yumi Shirakawa, Masayuki Mori

89. Shin Abashiri Bangaichi (1968)

94 min

7.2
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Director: Masahiro Makino | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Hiroyuki Nagato, Rin'ichi Yamamoto

Votes: 9

90. Escape from Prison (1950)

Drama

6.5
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Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Mieko Takamine, Takashi Shimura, Eitarô Ozawa, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6

91. Kedamono no yado (1951)

85 min | Drama

8.4
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Director: Tatsuyasu Osone | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Keiko Kishi, Kôji Tsuruta, Ichirô Arishima

Votes: 14

92. Minshu no teki (1946)

Drama

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Director: Tadashi Imai | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Akitake Kôno, Ureo Egawa, Takashi Shimura

93. No Time for Tears (1955)

109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Coach Shimamura of the hapless Sparrows baseball team is pleased to obtain a hot new pitcher named Onishi. But when Onishi begins a romantic relationship with the coach's daughter Michiko, ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Yû Fujiki

Votes: 7

94. Man Against Man (1960)

116 min | Crime, Drama

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Kikumori runs a cabaret on the docks, while his friend Kaji operates transport boats. When a gang of drug dealers tries to force the pair to cooperate in a smuggling scheme, conflict arises... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Ryô Ikebe, Takashi Shimura, Yûzô Kayama

96. Chikemuri Takadanobaba (1937)

57 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The ronin Nakayama Yasubei delights in fighting. Various dramas unfold and lead toward Yasubei getting entangled against 18 opponents in a fight to the death.

Directors: Hiroshi Inagaki, Masahiro Makino | Stars: Tsumasaburô Bandô, Tokumaro Dan, Komako Hara, Shunzaburo Iba

Votes: 35

97. Shibaidô (1944)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Roppa Furukawa, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isuzu Yamada, Tomosaburô Ii

Votes: 33

98. Tempyo no iraka (1980)

120 min

6.3
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Director: Kei Kumai | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Masaaki Daimon, Mitsuo Hamada, Daigo Kusano

Votes: 7

99. Nichiren to moko daishurai (1958)

145 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Kunio Watanabe | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Takashi Shimura, Shintarô Katsu, Raizô Ichikawa

Votes: 33

100. Ikari no machi (1950)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Jûkichi Uno, Yasumi Hara, Yuriko Hamada, Setsuko Wakayama

Votes: 34